Music This Week June 19th thru June 25th

Hey there,
Sorry this is late, I was at Hendershot’s all day helping take down the stage and moving the sound equipment, etc. There is still a lot to do.It is with heavy heart I have to tell you that the Athens music community has lost another wonderful soul. Herb Guthrie, Michael Guthrie’s
brother and fantastic drummer died yesterday in a car crash in Uganda. Here is a more info on why he was there:
Herb, we love you and will forever miss you. Peace and Love. RIP.
Unless you have been living under a rock you know ATHFest is this week. The outdoor stages schedule is at:
There is also a lot of other festivals this week with SKYfest. Clayton Street Music Fest. and Slush Fund Day Party. You should have no excuse for not going out and supporting the Athens music community.
Music recommendations:
Wednesday, June 19
Georgia Theatre On the Rooftop. 6 p.m. FREE!
KINKY WAIKIKI Relaxing, steel guitar-driven band following the
traditions of Hawaiian music.
Green Room 9 p.m. FREE!
THE NIC WILES TRIO Modern jazz group made up of Drew Hart
(bass), Thomas Avery (keys) and Nic Wiles (drums).
Thursday, June 20
The Melting Point 8 p.m. $16.
BILLY JOE SHAVER Outlaw country legend who continues to tour
and record well into his 70s. See Calendar Pick on p. 20.
MATT HUDGINS Local songwriter plays “songs about drinking, jail,
love and death, all done in the popular ‘country and western’ musical
Max Maxfest. 8 p.m. FREE! 706-254-3392
HOLY LIARS Dark, in your face Southern rock from this local trio.
THE FUCKING CORNDOGS Minutemen cover band.
SHEHEHE “Scorching the new American jet rock stratosphere.”
SAM SNIPER Local alt-country band playing rootsy, energetic and
heartfelt tunes.
YO SOYBEAN Local “party-folk” trio featuring upbeat, sing-along
numbers with guests on guitar, banjo, mandolin, violin and more.
40 Watt Club This is American Music Presents. 9 p.m. $5.
DAVID BARBE & THE QUICK HOOKS Local luminary David Barbe
leads his band through a set of hooky, melodic, country-tinged
DANA SWIMMER Local band playing a garage rock montage with
sweet, soulful undertones. See story on p. 14.
BROTHERS Local trio plays swirling, folky tunes that are rich with
strings, twisted overdubs and haunting vocals.
TEDO STONE Rootsy Atlanta-based Americana band with a touch of
psychedelic fuzziness.
Gallery @ Hotel Indigo–Athens AthFest Preview Party. 5 p.m. FREE!
ATHENS A-TRAIN BAND Instrumental group performing traditional
jazz standards, swing, latin, ballads, blues and boogie.
Flicker Theatre & Bar 9 p.m.
SEA OF DOGS This local group, fronted by songwriter Emily Armond,
plays sweet, intuitive folk tunes.
TAXICAB VERSES Local group/recording project inspired by Jim
Wilson’s time spent doing field recordings and collaborating with
musicians in Ghana.
PILGRIM Local rock band featuring Paul McHugh on vocals, guitar
and keyboards along with Matt Stoessel on guitar, TJ Machado on bass,
Thayer Sarrano on keyboards and Brad Morgan on drums.
Amici 11 p.m. FREE! 706-353-0000
VINYL SESSIONS Drums-and-keys-based Lazy Locomotive side
Nowhere Bar SKYFest. 10 p.m. FREE! 706-546-4742
SNAP! Organ-heavy funk/jazz tunes delivered by locals Jason Fuller,
Benji Shanks, David Yoke, Carlton Owens and Stephen Spivey.
OLD SKOOL TRIO Funk, blues, and jazz featuring Carl Lindberg on
bass, Seth Hendershot on drums and Jason Fuller on keys. Playing
original compositions and the music of The Funky Meters, Dr. John,
War, Sly and the Family Stone, Billy Preston, Stevie Wonder,
Funkadelic and more.
Flanagan’s Clayton Street Music Festival. 10 p.m. FREE!
SAM SNIPER Local alt-country band playing rootsy, energetic and
heartfelt tunes.
New Earth Music Hall 9 p.m. $5.
JGBCB Members of Sweet Knievel and friends pay tribute to “one of
the greatest bands of all time, The Jerry Garcia Band.”
Friday, June 21
Terrapin Beer Co 5:30 p.m. FREE!
KATE MORRISSEY Best known for her dark velvet voice, Morrissey’s
songwriting is literate and sincere, and her conversational live shows
come punctuated with an offbeat sense of humor.
Nowhere Bar SKYFest. 7 p.m. $5. 706-546-4742
SHOWTIME Elite tha Showstoppa’s band plays eclectic hip-hop mixed
with rockin’ funky soul.
LOWDIVE Local ska/reggae band.
JAZZCHRONIC Local funk/rock band plays a set.
CRAIG WATERS & THE FLOOD Local blues guitarist and songwriter.
SWEET KNIEVEL This four-piece jam band plays a variety of musical
styles ranging from melodic, psychedelic rock to funk and beyond.
New Earth Music Hall 5 p.m. FREE!
SUMMER SOLSTICE CONCERT Celebrate the season with a cookout
and music from Caine McDonald, Dangfly!, Beauty and the Beard,
Scott Low and the Southern Bouillon and The Romans.
Saturday, June 22
Bishop Park Athens Farmers Market. 8 a.m. FREE!
CAROLINE AIKEN One of Athens’ most talented and respected
performing songwriters. Her bluesy voice and masterful technique
guarantee a hypnotic performance. (8 a.m.)
CRASH JAM Local jam band. (10 a.m.)
Nowhere Bar SKYFest. 7 p.m. $5. 706-546-4742
DANGFLY! Local rock band featuring an all-star lineup, including
Adam Payne, Shawn Johnson, Jay Rodgers, Scotty Nicholson and
Adam Poulin.
THE WOODGRAINS Local band that plays a blend of funk, rock and
soul featuring three vocalists and charismatic harmonies.
FESTER HAGOOD This local songwriter sings in a soft drawl that
accents his simple, plucked country songs.
REDNECK GREECE Greg Reece plays old-time honky-tonk and
country songs “about drink and lust and disappointment and hard times
and infidelity.”
ERIK NEIL BAND Local trio playing blues/rock covers and originals.
Little Kings Shuffle Club 1 p.m. FREE!
SLUSH FUND DAY PARTY Day party featuring performances by
Danny Grady (of Injected), The Head, The Electric Sons, The Empties,
Thayer Saranno and more.
Sunday, June 23
The World Famous 8 p.m. $5.
T. HARDY MORRIS AND THE OUTFIT Dead Confederate frontman
Morris plays subdued Southern folk tunes with the help of Thayer
Sarrano, Matt Stoessel and others. After his set, Morris will host an
“Athens Free For All” featuring special local guests.
Monday, June 24
The World Famous 8 p.m. FREE!
KENOSHA KID Centered around the instru-improv jazz compositions
of guitarist Dan Nettles, Kenosha Kid also features bassist Robby
Handley and drummer Marlon Patton. The group is packed with music,
mischief, general mayhem, and offers a sound far from the middle of the
road, serving noise-rock fans and jam band listeners equally.
Tuesday, June 25
Georgia Theatre On the Rooftop. 6 p.m. FREE!
OLD SKOOL TRIO Funk, blues, and jazz featuring Carl Lindberg on
bass, Seth Hendershot on drums and Jason Fuller on keys. Playing
original compositions and the music of The Funky Meters, Dr. John,
War, Sly and the Family Stone, Billy Preston, Stevie Wonder,
Funkadelic and more.
The Melting Point Terrapin Tuesday. 7 p.m. $5.
RED OAK SOUTHERN STRING BAND This Watkinsville-based band
plays rootsy Americana tunes.
Georgia Theatre 8 p.m. $10.
RANDALL BRAMBLETT BAND This established Georgia
singer-songwriter’s Southern-tinged music pulls from a variety of
IKE STUBBLEFIELD & FRIENDS Soulful R&B artist Ike Stubblefield
is a Hammond B3 virtuoso who cut his teeth backing Motown legends
like the Four Tops, The Temptations, Stevie Wonder and Marvin Gaye.
Nowhere Bar 9 p.m. FREE! 706-546-4742
TUESDAY NIGHT CONFESSIONAL Host Fester Hagood presents
this week’s showcase of singer-songwriter talent.
I really haven’t had a chance to map out my week. I will be helping with Hendershot’s move as much as I can. Tonight I’ll be at Former Champions. Wed I probably won’t make it to town, if I do it will be for Nic Wiles Trio. Thurs is a real problem, I will definitely be at Taxicab Verses and Vinyl Sessions, I will schedule as best I can between JGBCB, Snap!, Pilgrim and Sam Sniper. Fri starts the hardcore recording. I try to record as much of the outdoor stages for the whole ATHfest. There are some real Don’t Miss shows. I could really use help recording some of the club crawl shows. My head is starting to explode with all the
choices so I will concentrate on new music I haven’t seen.
I hope to see y’all at the shows.
Peace and Love,

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